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When a person injects insulin in the same place for a long period of time, does the skin harden over time?

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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes it can

Amd it's called lipodystrophy.
I advise my patients to rotate between thighs, arms, upper part of buttocks and arms. The skin change is reversible within a few weeks if site is left alone.

In brief: Yes it can

Amd it's called lipodystrophy.
I advise my patients to rotate between thighs, arms, upper part of buttocks and arms. The skin change is reversible within a few weeks if site is left alone.
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

We call this lipohypertrophy.
Not only can this be a problem cosmetically but it can also interfere with how your Insulin is absorbed making it harder to keep your bs under control. That's why we recommend and find it very important to rotate injection sites regularly. There are many ways to do this: one example: rotate clockwise around the belly button with each injection 1 inch apart...

In brief: Yes

We call this lipohypertrophy.
Not only can this be a problem cosmetically but it can also interfere with how your Insulin is absorbed making it harder to keep your bs under control. That's why we recommend and find it very important to rotate injection sites regularly. There are many ways to do this: one example: rotate clockwise around the belly button with each injection 1 inch apart...
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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